Festival of Sail

Festival of Sail

Festival of Sail 2015 is coming!

Labor Day weekend, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Sept 5-7 2015.

Festival of Sail is an annual event with something for everyone. Fun for the Entire Family.

Festival of Sail is the LARGEST Tall Ship festival on the west coast and is hosted at the Maritime Museum of San Diego, transforming the North Embarcadero over Labor Day weekend into a nautical theme park.

Parade of Sail is Friday September 4th 2015.
Parade of Sail

Every year we start off Festival of Sail with a Parade. Sail from the mouth of San Diego Bay, past Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Downtown, and back to the Maritime Museum.

Eventbrite - Parade of Sail - Festival of Sail | Maritime Museum of San Diego

Join in the fun Friday Sept 4th, 12:30 to 5:00pm.


Admission Tickets

Your ticket to a world of sail. Good for any one day during Festival of Sail.

Eventbrite - Admission Ticket - Festival of Sail | Maritime Museum of San Diego


Bay Cruises aboard Pilot

Take a special Festival of Sail 30 minute Historic Bay Cruise aboard Pilot, our 1914 pilot boat.

Eventbrite - Bay Cruises aboard Pilot - Festival of Sail | Maritime Museum of San Diego

Pilot is the oldest active pilot boat in the country.


Cannon Battles

Come Join the crews of the Tall Ships and revel in the experience of tall ship sailing while we engage opposing ships in a mock Cannon battle on the bay. Two ships leave but only one comes back victorious.

Eventbrite - Cannon Battles - Festival of Sail | Maritime Museum of San Diego

Two battles per day. Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Sept 5-7. 10:30am to 1:30pm & 2:30 to 5:30pm


Mid-day Sails

Take a special Festival of Sail 2 hour Mid-day Sail aboard a classic sailboat.

Eventbrite - Mid-day Sails - Festival of Sail | Maritime Museum of San Diego

A portion of the afternoon Tall Ship cannon battles is viewable by the Mid-Day Sail.


Swift Boat Tours

Take a special Festival of Sail 45 minute Tour on San Diego bay aboard PCF 816 Patrol Craft Fast – Swift Boat.

Eventbrite - Swift Boat Tours - Festival of Sail | Maritime Museum of San Diego

Enjoy this unique one of a kind on the water adventures aboard our historic Swift Boat, PCF-816.


Twilight Sails

Take a special Festival of Sail 2 hour Twilight Cruise aboard a classic sailboat.

Eventbrite - Twilight Sails - Festival of Sail | Maritime Museum of San Diego

A perfect way to end a perfect day on the water.

Volunteer Application

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Vendor Application and Details

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Vendor booths for food are sold out.

An incredible venue right on the embarcadero, beer gardens, kids activity zone, and a low admission per person, this is the premier waterfront event year after year.

Vendor area is free to all. Entry is free for Maritime Museum memebers with ID & membership card.